Jan-Michael Vincent (1945–2019)

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Virile, handsome and square-jawed youthful star of the 1970s and 1980s who showed early potential at super-stardom, Jan-Michael Vincent originally made a name for himself portraying rebellious young men bucking the system, as in The Tribe (1970), White Line Fever (1975) and Baby Blue Marine (1976) or as a man of action on either side of the law, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


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The Mechanic Steve McKenna
Buffalo '66 Sonny
Airwolf Stringfellow Hawke


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 2002 White Boy
Ron Masters
 2000 The Thundering 8th
Capt. Otis Buchwald
 1998 No Rest for the Wicked
Sheriff Juan Ramirez
 1998 Buffalo '66
 1997 The Palace (Video)
 1997 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Bobby Chase
- Revelations (1997) ... Bobby Chase (as Jan Michael Vincent)
 1996 Jurassic Women (TV Movie)
 1996 Lethal Orbit (TV Movie)
 1996 The Last Kill
 1995 Russian Roulette - Moscow 95
Captain Nazarov
 1995 Red Line (Video)
 1995 Ice Cream Man
Detective Gifford
 1995 Body Count
Detective Reinhart
 1995 Abducted II: The Reunion
Brad Allen (as Jan Michael Vincent)
 1994 Singapore Sling (TV Movie)
 1994 Ipi Tombi
Steven Gilbert
 1994 Renegade (TV Series)
- Hard Rider (1994) ... Max
 1993 Indecent Behavior
Tom Mathis
 1993 Deadly Heroes
Cody Grant
 1993 Hidden Obsession
Ben Scanlon
 1993 Sins of Desire
Warren Robillard
 1993 Midnight Witness
 1992 Beyond the Call of Duty
Len Jordan
 1992 Animal Instincts (Video)
Fletcher Ross
 1992 The Divine Enforcer (Video)
Father Thomas
 1991 The Final Heist (TV Movie)
David King
 1991 Raw Nerve
Lt. Bruce Ellis
 1991 Hangfire
Colonel Johnson
 1990 In Gold We Trust
Oliver Moss
 1990 Haunting Fear (Video)
Detective James Trent
 1990 Xtro II: The Second Encounter
Dr. Ron Shepherd
 1990 Deathstone
Andy Buck
 1990 Alienator
 1989 Dirty Games
Dr. Kepler West
 1989 Tarzan in Manhattan (TV Movie)
 1989 Deadly Embrace (Video)
Stewart Moreland
 1989 Hit List
Jack Collins
 1987 Born in East L.A.
McCalister (as Jan Michael Vincent)
 1987 Enemy Territory
 1987 Six Against the Rock (TV Movie)
Miran 'Buddy' Thompson
 1987 Airwolf (TV Series)
Stringfellow Hawke
- Blackjack (1987) ... Stringfellow Hawke
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Nick Hauser
- Undercurrents (1986) ... Nick Hauser
 1984-1986 Airwolf (TV Series)
Stringfellow Hawke
- Birds of Paradise (1986) ... Stringfellow Hawke
- Tracks (1986) ... Stringfellow Hawke
- The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (1986) ... Stringfellow Hawke
- Break-In at Santa Paula (1986) ... Stringfellow Hawke
- Hawke's Run (1986) ... Stringfellow Hawke
 1985 Get Out of My Room
Immigration Officer
 1984 Airwolf (TV Movie)
Stringfellow Hawke
 1983 Last Plane Out
Jack Cox
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series)
Byron Henry
- Into the Maelstrom (1983) ... Byron Henry
- The Changing of the Guard (1983) ... Byron Henry
- Of Love and War (1983) ... Byron Henry
- Defiance (1983) ... Byron Henry
- Cataclysm (1983) ... Byron Henry
 1981 Hard Country
 1980 The Return
 1980 Defiance
Tommy (as Jan Michael Vincent)
 1978 Hooper
 1978 Big Wednesday
Matt Johnson
 1977 Damnation Alley
 1976 Vigilante Force
Ben Arnold
 1976 Shadow of the Hawk
 1976 Baby Blue Marine
 1975 White Line Fever
Carrol Jo Hummer
 1975 Bite the Bullet
 1973-1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Warren Yates / Dave Hauser
- Incident in the Kill Zone (1975) ... Warren Yates
- Line of Fire (1973) ... Dave Hauser (as Jan Michael Vincent)
 1974 Buster and Billie
Buster Lane
 1973 Toma (TV Series)
Billy Haskell
- Blockhouse Breakdown (1973) ... Billy Haskell
 1973 Deliver Us from Evil (TV Movie)
Nick Fleming
 1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Ritchie Manning
- Catch a Ring That Isn't There (1973) ... Ritchie Manning
 1972 The Mechanic
Steve McKenna
 1972 Sandcastles (TV Movie)
 1972 The Catcher (TV Movie)
Sam Callende
 1971 Going Home
Jimmy Graham
 1971 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Travis Colter
- The Legend (1971) ... Travis Colter
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Helicopter Pilot
- The Gold Napoleon (1971) ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
- One American (1971)
 1971 Dan August (TV Series)
Kevin Colter
- Death Chain (1971) ... Kevin Colter
 1968-1970 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (TV Series)
Lincoln 'Link' Simmons
- The Jewel of India (1970) ... Lincoln 'Link' Simmons (as Michael Vincent)
- The Ransom (1969) ... Lincoln 'Link' Simmons (as Michael Vincent)
 1970 The Tribe (TV Movie)
 1969-1970 The Survivors (TV Series)
Jeffrey Hastings / Jeff Hastings
- Chapter Fourteen (1970) ... Jeff Hastings
- Chapter Twelve (1969) ... Jeffrey Hastings
- Chapter Ten (1969) ... Jeffrey Hastings
- Chapter Nine (1969) ... Jeffrey Hastings
- Chapter Eight (1969) ... Jeffrey Hastings
 1969 The Last of the Powerseekers (TV Movie)
Jeffrey Hastings
 1969 The Undefeated
Bubba Wilkes (as Michael Vincent)
 1968-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Rick Miller / Eddie
- The Unwanted (1969) ... Rick Miller (as Michael Vincent)
- The Arrival of Eddie (1968) ... Eddie (as Michael Vincent)
 1968 Journey to Shiloh
Little Bit Lucket (as Michael Vincent)
 1968 Lassie (TV Series)
Chris Hanford
- Hanford's Point: Part 3 (1968) ... Chris Hanford (as Michael Vincent)
- Hanford's Point: Part 2 (1968) ... Chris Hanford (as Michael Vincent)
- Hanford's Point: Part 1 (1968) ... Chris Hanford (as Michael Vincent)
 1967 The Bandits
Taye 'Boy' Brown (as Jan Michael Vincent)
 1967 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Rick Schneiderman
- The Grenade (1967) ... Rick Schneiderman (as Michael Vincent)
 1967 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk
Tony Prito (as Mike Vincent)
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Other Works:

Disney production of The Worlds Greatest Athlete. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 4 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jan Michael Vincent | Michael Vincent | Mike Vincent


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[September 2007, on being told he was one of the highest paid people on TV] This is the first time I ever thought about that. I never thought about being the highest paid. I just wanted to be someone that people cared about watching and I feel I'm a good actor. See more »


His failed career was partly the result of alcoholism, which had begun to have a serious impact on his work during Airwolf (1984). In later projects he would occasionally show up completely inebriated, unaware of the scene being shot and unable to say his lines; footage of which can be found online. See more »

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